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12 August 2009 @ 05:40 pm
Hypothetical question (in that the relevant conversation took place probably 10 years ago)  
Suppose someone writes something in a public forum. Anything, it doesn't really matter.

Suppose I respond by saying, "That's kind of ambiguous. I think you mean XYZ, but it could also mean UVW or even RST. Could you clarify, please?"

Suppose the person did mean XYZ.

Is that person justified in saying, "If you understood I meant XYZ, the original statement was not ambiguous and you're just showing off"?
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Shadow/Brookekengr on August 13th, 2009 12:11 am (UTC)
Short response, no.

Longer response, they could be justified if the alternate meanings were quite a reach. If they are "not unreasonable" interpretations, then they are being a dick about it.

Knowing you, I find it highly unlikely that they have any justification.